Should the city council go through with its plans to outsource the Escondido (Calif.) Public Library to Maryland-based Library Systems and Services, the matter could end up before a judge. At issue will be a provision of the state’s Municipal Libraries Act that states the public library shall be managed by a library board of trustees. Retired Escondido attorney Roy Garrett maintains that only the library board can make a decision on outsourcing. The city thinks otherwise.
San Diego (Calif.) Union-Tribune, Sept. 13